Replace the same color Laminate Sheet?

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Replace the same color Laminate Sheet?

I bought the same Laminate Sheet again. Do I remove all the old Laminate Sheet. and put the new one on or do I put the new one over the old one. 1/2 of the counter top is ok. Do I keep it and only remove the Laminate Sheet scratches?

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48 in. x 96 in. Laminate Sheet in Truss Maple with Premium SoftGrain Finish
 
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Best is to completely remove the old laminate. Once you start removing it though you are committed. You can not leave any bits of the old as ALL of it must come off. If the old laminate is in sound condition and securely glued down and without big chips or pieces missing then you can glue the new down on top of it.
 
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Use a 3" stiff putty knife as a sort of chisel to get under the laminate. It should not take much to get the old off. You will have issues if any of the particle board underneath has any water damage and has swelled. Cut your laminate long and use a trimmer to take it down to size. Use a quality rubber cement, glue both pieces counter and laminate), let glue dry and then lay on your counter. I use old dowels to keep the two from touching and slowly remove from the middle working my way to the outside and press down as I go.
 
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Use a 3" stiff putty knife as a sort of chisel to get under the laminate. It should not take much to get the old off. You will have issues if any of the particle board underneath has any water damage and has swelled. Cut your laminate long and use a trimmer to take it down to size. Use a quality rubber cement, glue both pieces counter and laminate), let glue dry and then lay on your counter. I use old dowels to keep the two from touching and slowly remove from the middle working my way to the outside and press down as I go.
What is the best cement, glue do use?
Can I use the wood finish penetrating natural stain on the laminate sheet?
 
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Stain is for wood. Laminate is plastic and it will not take stain.

When applying laminate, you put contact cement on both surfaces.
 
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If using veneer, then you can stain and poly, but like X said, laminate/formica is not stainable and is considered a solid surface.
 
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Can I use minwax polyurethane clear glossy on the laminate counter top?
 
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Old 05-16-18, 03:13 PM
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Just like the stain question... you do not apply poly over laminate! Why on earth would anyone want to? That's like asking can I put poly over the paint on my new car? I suppose you could... but why? Your laminate is prefinished.
 
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You CAN use whatever you want...of course it will look like crap and peel off in big sheets, or look like crap and come off in chunks and chips.

Sheet laminate does not need any protective coating.
 
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